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NEW STONE TOMATO
Farm and Garden Supplies,
Agricultural Implements and Fertilizers,
No. 307 7th STREET, N. W.
Opposite Centre Harket. WASHINGTON, D. C.
THE 0WEN5B0R0 FARM WAGON.
To oiir TTriei]ds ai)d J^atrops.
We desire to thank all our kind friends and customers for their liberal
patronage and generous support, by means of which we have been enable
to build up our business to its present proportion. We will not in this
catalogue pretend to give a full list of all the goods we keep in stock. It
has always been our aim to handle " the best goods rather than the cheapest''
and in this list we think we can show a line of specialties unsurpassed by
any house in the country.
We know that in these days of sharp competition, there is a strong desire
on the part of the farmer to economize and buy at the lowest possible prices.
This is well and should be done, but the " lowest priced goods are by no
means the dieapest," in fact as a rule they turn out to cost the most.
Therefore, do not be deluded into buying that class of goods, but buy good
goods at fair prices : these we claim to have.
In your persual through the following pages you note that we have
made prices to compete with the times.
To those who have not as yet favored ns with their orders. We want
your trade, we will treat you right ;" no order too small or too much trouble,
send us a trial order, and we will use our utmost care to please you.
To onr old friends. We shall esteem it a great favor if all our old
friends will continue to lend a hand by speaking a word for us now and than
to their friends. We heartily thank you for past favors and hope for a con-
tinuance of your orders, awaiting which,
Yours to serve,
P. MANN & CO.
207 7th Street, N. W.
Opposite Centre Market. WASHINGTON, D. C.
While many of the prices in this Catalogue are net, the most
of them are merely List Prices and are subject to a discount.
P. MANN & CO., WASHINGTON, D. C.
Add 15c. per quart extra if to be sent by mail.
1 quart to 150 hills, 10 to 12 quarts to the acre.
Culture. — Choose light soil, and make small hills 3 ft.
apart, having previously spaded deeply and fertilized.
Plant long poles two feet deep in the centre of the hills.
Allot six beans to each hill, covering them barely
beneath the surface, their eyes downward. Do not allow
more than three to climb a pole, but remove extra plants
to hills where less than three have sprouted.
The Lima Rean is very delicate, and often fails to sprout
from slight cause ; they should not be planted until the
ground is warm, or started in hot-beds and transplanted.
j Extra Size targe Lima. — Large white bean,
very tender ; used without shell ; equally good in winter,
if soaked 6 to 10 hours before cooking. Pint 15c. Quart
i 25c. Peck $1.75. Bush. $6 50.
... King of Garden. — Large bean and pod ; very
/heavy cropper. Pt. 15c. Qt 25c. Pk.l1.75. Bu. $6.50.
\\, Speckeled Horticultural, or Cberry.— Very
""productive; equally good in the green state or when
shelled. Pint 15c. Quart 25c. Peck $1.50. Bush. $5. 50.
DWARF BEAN CULTURE.
Dwarf Beans may not be safely planted until the middle
} of April owing to the late frost, but may be planted
^ thereafter, as desired, until the middle of August.
" Select high rich soil, make drills two feet apart, drop
'* beans along the rows and cover with earth. Hoe often
5 and keep earth to the stems.
I DWARF OR SNAP BEANS.
. Add 15c. per quart extra if to be sent by mail.
a 1 quart to 100 feet of drill ; 2 bushels to the acre.
5 GREEN POD BUSH BEANS.
J S'Earliest Red Valentine.— Is the favorite sort
? for giowers who supply the early markets, because its
growth is so rapid, and because it stands shipment per-
fectly. Canners u.se them for their packing because they
are stringless and always tender, besides having beautiful
round pods. It is a heavy cropper, and ready to pick in
about 40 days. Pt. 15c. Qt 25c. Pk. $1.25. "Bu. $4.50.
Refugee Extra Early Round Green Pod.
j Has a beautiful round pod of a delicate green color which
makes a perfect bean for canners and for shipping pur-
poses It is tender, stringless and always bears an
abundant crop. Pint 15c. Qt. 25c. Peck $1.25. Bu. $4.50.
- Dwarf Horticultural, or Dwarf Cherry.
*"A splendid bean for use on the table as a snap bean or
for winter use. It is large, meaty and meets the require-
ments of the market, the table and shipper. Pints 15c.
Quart 25c. Peck $1.50. Bu. $5.50.
Special prices on any one kind of seed in large quan-
All receive due consideration. We give the same
attention to small orders as we do to large ones.
POLK BEANS. DWARF BEAN
This is a bush form of the well-known
large White Lima Bean. It is very fixed
in its bush character, growing to a uniform
height of about twenty inches, and forming
a circular bush two to two and a half feet
in diameter, yielding from fiity to two
hundred p"ds similar to those grown on
the I arge White Lima Pole Beans, and
contain as manv beans of the same delici-
ous quality. (See cut) Pint 15c. Quart
30c. Peck $1.75 Bushel $6.75.
Golden Wax. — Rust proof. Very
early, tender and prolific. Pods large,
creamy yellow and stnngless. Pint 15c.
QJ/25C Perk $1,50. Bu, $5.50.
KWBaite IXTavy. — Pint ioc. Quart 20c.
Pe/?k 75c. Bu. $3.00.
♦"six Weeks. — A most delicate and
early bean. None better. Has green pods
Pint 15c. Quart 25c. Peck $1.25. Bush.
-i-^l»rolific Cierman Wax.— Black
l^Eeded. We are so thoroughly satisfied
I 'with this improved strain of Black Wax
that we have discarded the old stock alto-
gether, this being more vigorous and far
more productive, with a longer, whiter,
m< re fleshy pod. Vines medium-sized,
very vigorous and hardy. Flowers red-
pish white or purple. Pods medium length
borne well up among the foliage, curved,
cylindrical, fleshy, and of a clear, waxy-
white color, with long, slightly curved
point, remain a long time in condition for
use as bnaps. Beans small, oblong, jet
black. No one can afford to plant the old
Black Wax or Butter Bean, as this is much
better in every respect. Pint 15c. Quart
25c. Peck $1.50, Bushel #5. 50.
Culture. — Seed of Asparagus should be sown as early in the spring as the soil can
be worked into good condition, as the seed germinates best in cool, moist wheather.
Sow thinly in drilU and when well started thin out to three inches apart. In the fall or
following spring transplant to permanent rows or beds, setting the plants one and one-
half feet apart each way Soaking the seed for twenty-four hours in tepid or warm
water before sowing will greatly assist germination. A "packet" contains about three
hundred seeds, and an ounce fifteen hundred.
Use two ounces of seed to 100 feet of row in seed bed ; two pounds will produce
enough roots to set one acre of land, one and a half feet in row, rows four feet a part,
or about eight thousand plants. One hundred plants will make a bed for an ordinary
Conover's Colossal. — The standard variety. Pkt. 5c. Oz. ioc. X lb- 2 ° c -
Lb. 50c. 1 year old roots 50c. per 100. ; $4.00 per 1000 ; 2 year old roots 50c. per 100 ;
$4.50 per 1000 — sent by express at expense af purchaser.
Palmetto. — This asparagus is now quite extensively grown for New York and
Philadelphia markets, where it sells at high prices, owning to its fine size and regularity.
Although of S'outhern origin, it is equally well adapted to the North. Pkt. 5c. Oz. ioc.
% lb. 25c. Lb. 75c. Roots 75c. per 100.
Culture. — Seeds should be sown thinly
in drills one-half to one inch in depth.
Make the first sowing when the trees are
starting out in leaf and continue with addi-
tional plantings every three or four weeks
until August 1st, so that a constant supply
of fresh, tender roots may be had through-
out the season. Owing to the spongy
character of beet seed, the soil covering
the seed should be packed firmly, either
with the foot or roller, to insure proper
germination. When the young plants are
two or three inches in height they should
P. MANN & CO., WASHINGTON, D. C.
be thinned to stand four to six inches apart in the rows. Those pulled out are excellent
when cooked lik e spinach, or may be transplanted to-other rows for an additional supply .
Seed may be sown also early in a hot-bed and transplanted to the garden when the
season is warm enough While we exercise the greatest care in selection of our crops
for seed, the color of the flesh in the early'sorts will vary considerably with different
soils and seasons. A "packet" contains about five hundred, and an ounce package
two thousand seeds. Use one ounce to ioo feet of drill ; four pounds per acre, in rows
three feet apart, ■
Burpee's Improved Blood Turnip Beet,
The tops are neat and of urn form growth ; leaf stems and
veins dark red. The roo-s are rich dark red in color.
Flesh deep red, fine grain very sweet and retaining its
blood-red color when cooked. For a constant sup >ly
successive sowing of seed should be mad^ throughout the
spring and early summer.
Lb. 6oc, postpaid.
Pk>. 5c. Oz. ioc.
Golden Tankard Yellow-Fleshed Mangel
This distinct variety is a most important addition to our
list of roots for stock feeding, as it contains less water
and more sugar than any other mangel. A special fea-
ture is the rich deep yellow color of the flesh, nutritious
rind milk-producing qualities. Oz. ioc. % lb. 15c. Lb.
30c. 5 lbs or more at 55c. per lb.
Champion Yellow. For Or ange Globe
llangel. — Productive, easily pulied, and an excellent
keeper when stored in heaps for winter use. it is spheri-
cal in shape and is of an orange-yellow color. The flesh
of the root is white, firm, and suguary. Oz. ioc. X lb.
15c. Lb. 30c.
Improved Mammoth Prize Long: Red.
(also called Xorbtain and Giant Jumbo Man-
gel). — The heaviest cropping and best long Mangel.
This mammoth variety grows to an immense size, single
roots weighing twenty to thirty pounds each, and always
of very fine texture and good quality. Henry Hodgson,
of Millers ville, Ohio, raised on one acre 55,750 lbs. of
roots from seed purchased from us. Oz. ioc. % lb. 15c.
Lb. 30c. 5 lbs. or more at 25c. per pound.
Red Globe Mangel. — This variety is valuable for
earlint-ss and smooth, symmetrical, globe shaped roots.
The roots are about eigtit inches in diameter. Oz. 10c.
)i lb. 15c. Lb 30c.
Please remenber to Deduct 10 cents per Pound from these price, if ordered by
Early Blood-Red Turnip Beet. The old stand-by
Dewings Improved Blood Turnip. A popular starin
Extra Early Egyptain. Very quick-growning blood turnip.
Crosby's Egyptain. Beets round and of better quality,
Eclipse. Extremely early, round, blood-red beets
Bas tain's Extra Early Red Turnip. Fine and early
Bas tain's Half-long Blood, or Philadelphia Perfection Beet.
Long, Smooth Blood-Red. An excellent late variety
All Harden Beets, in regular-sized packets, 5 cents per packet.
Culture. — With a proper selection of
varieties and a succession of planting this
standard vegetable may be had in constant
supply throughout th^ year in all pans of
our country. In Middle and Northern
States seed may be sown in hot-beds aiu'
cold frames during February and March
when the plants are well started, harden
them off bv giving plenty of fresh air, am
they will be ready to plant in garden o 1
field in April. By sowing seed of the earl)
varieties in September and October ana
wintering the plants in cold frames, stocky,
hardened plants may be had which can be
set out the last of March. For fall and
winter supply we sow seed in beds out-
doors in June, transplaming to the field
during July and the early part of August.
S-ed should be sown very thinly in shallow
drills so that the young plants will grow
strong and stocky —as slender, long-stem-
med plants are of little value.
Selected Early Jersey Wake-
field. — This is the very best conical
headed .sort on the market, it is extra early
and always sure to form fine solid heads.
The old reliable; unfortunatel) the great
demand for this sort has brought uron the
market large quantities of coarse and in-
ferior stock, which has tended to diminish
the popularity of the sort ; but when pure
home-grown st^ck, such as we offer, is
used, it cannot fail to give perfect satis-
faction. Pkt. 5c- ioc. Oz. 25c. % lb.
75c. Lb. $2.50.
Early Summer. — This is without
exception the best large Early Flat Head
Cabbage. It is about two days later than
the Jersey Wakefield and being over dou-
ble the size makes it more desirable.
Gardeners will fin I it a very profitable
variety. Our stock is of the very best.
Pkt. 5C.-10C Oz. 20C. % lb. 50c. Lb. $1.75.
EARLY JERSEY WAKEFIELD.
All Seasons. — This is a splendid
cabbage, suitable for fall and spring sow-
ing, has large fiat handsome heads and
matures rapidly. Pkt. 5C-10C Oz. 20c.
% lb. 60c. Lb. $2.00.
Succession. — This is a splendid cab-
bage suitable for fall or spring sowing, has
large fiat handsome heads and matures
rapidly. Plant Succession for main crop.
Pkt. 5C.-10C. Oz. 25c. ]i lb. 75c. Lb. $2.50.
Premium Late Flat I>utch.—
This variety is largely grown for late or
main crops, being the favorite market
variety. Heads very large, solid and
broad, with fiat tops; of fine flavor and
quality, very snort stems. Pkt. 5C.-10C.
Oz. 15c % lb. 40c, Lb. $1.50.
CABBAGES.— 15 Well-known Standard Varieties.
Large Wakefield , or Charleston. Rather large and 10 days later
Earliest Etampes. Small, pointed, extra early.
Extra Early Express. '1 he earliest of all ; pointed
Early Dwarf York. Very early ; Small, heart-shaped heads
Large Early Y>rk. About 10 days later; larger in size
-Early Dwarf Elat Dutch. A first-class second-early; round-flat
Burpee's All- He ad Early. The best second early
All Seasons. Good solid heads for autumn or winter
Henderson' s Succession. A fine second- early ; ot good size
Stone-Mason Mirblehead. A late drumhead ; weak constitution.
Premium Flat Dutch. A well-knowd popular winter cabbage. . .
Burpee's Superior Large Flat Dutch. An improved strain
Large Late Drumhead. For autumn and winter cabbage
Holland, or Danish Ball Head
Autumn King, or World Beater
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CABBAG E .—Continued.
Hardly any other variety
can approach the Surehead in
fine quality and uniform re-
liability in forming solid
heads, of good size and suberb
Burpee's Origin al
Produces large, round, flatten-
ed heads of the Flat Dutch
type, arid is remarkable fonts
certainty to head. It is all
head, and sure to head, even
under unfavorable conditions.
The heads are remarkably un-
iform, very hard, firm and tine
in texture, and ordinarily
weight from 10 to 15 pounds
each. It is very sweet flavor-
ed, has but few loose leaves,
keeps well, is £ood for ship-
ping, and is just the variety
and quality to suit market
gardeners, farmers, and all
lovers of good cabbage. Pkt.
5c -ioc. Oz. 20c. X 1D - 60 .
An illustration and directions for culture are printed
on each package of the seed sold by us.
1 oz. to 150 ft. of drill. 2 1 -, lbs. to an acre.
Culture. — Follow directions siven for
Beets and Parsnips as ihere is no difference
in the method of cultivating these, roots.
For early crop sow in March, for late crop
in Mav or lune.
Horn.— Small but early
Best for forcing. Pkt. 5c-
ioc. % lb. 25c Lb. 70c.
long Stump Rooted.
A new variety of decided
merit ; rich in color and of
handsome shape. Pkt 5c-
ioc. % lb. 25c. Lb. 70c.
Ban vers' Half-
long Pointed Boot.
Early and very beautifully
shaped ; very rich in color
and best for main crop. It
is worthv of a fair trial.
Improved Long Orange.— Deep
orange color, long, smooth, most popular
for general crop. Pkt. 5c. -ioc. % lb. 20c.
CELERIAC OR TURNIP ROOT
\eff Large Smooth. — A new and
quite disiinct sort, the roots being very
smooth, large nnd round. The roots may
be cooked and sl-ced, and eaten with
vinegar. Pkt. 5c. -ioc. Oz. 15c. %. lb.
40c. Lb. 51.50.
CORN SALAD. (Ackersalat).
3 oz. of seed to 100 ft. of row.
Oz. ioc. % lb. 20c. Lb. 60c.
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■ft kind of seed in large quanti ^
CABBAGE. CARROTS. CELERIAC. CELERY. CAULIFLOWER.
i oz. to icoo plants. 10 to 15 oz. to
Culture — Celery seed may be sown
during March or April in hot- beds,
Prom middle of April or May seed may
ht sown out-doors, for which purpose
select a warm legation, and light rich
soil. Thin until there is a clear space
between the plants. When the plants
are six in< hes high, draw them, trim
tops, place them six inches apart in
trenches. Shade until they begin to
grow, and, if dry, water. Trenches
should be three feet apart, four inches
deep, and nine in« hes wide. Incorpor-
ate plenty decayed manure at bottom
of the irenchs to a further depth of one
foot, which may be done with a spade.
Most land, well enriched will give the
best results. After September 1st, con-
tinue to draw on both sides rich pul-
verized soil to the stems, at intervals,
as the growth of the plants indicates.
This should not be done during rainy
or hot weather. Keep soil from the
heart of the plants. At the end of Oc-
tober bury the whole in dirt, and dig
up as desired for use.
Imp. White Plume.— An early
self- blanching variety, very popular for
fall and early winter use. Pkt. ioc.
Oz. 20c. X lb. 60c. Lb. $2.00.
Giant Golden Heart.— Same as
the Dwarf, only the stalks are larger
Pkt. ioc. OZ.15C. Xlb. 40c Lb. $1.50.
Dwarf Golden Heart. — Very
sold, an excellent keeper and of fine nutty
flavor, the heart, which is large and full is
of a waxy, golden yellow, rendering it very
showy for either market or private use.
Pkt. ioc. Oz. 15c. X lb. 40c. Lb. $1.50
Giant Pascal.— The stalks are very
large, thick, solid, crisp and of rich nutty
flavor, free from any taste of bitterness.
It blanches very easy and quickly, and re-
tains its freshness a long time after being
marketed. Pkt. ioc. Oz. 20c. % lb. 50c.
Gold self- Blanching. — A
most valuable veriety which partakes
somewhat of the character of the celebrat-
ed " White Plume " inasmuch as it does
not require such high "banking up" as
the ordinary sorts to be fit for the table.
It simply needs a slighi earthing up or
handling. It is of a beautiful waxy golden
color, very solid and of rich nutty flavor.
Pkt. ioc. Oz. 30c. % lb. $1.00. Lb. $3 00.
Culture. — Cauliflower is grown in the
same manner as cabbage, but requires
cool, moist weather and well enriched
soil to attain perfection. It is highly valu-
ed for the mild delicate flavor of the white
Early Snowball. — Extensively
advertised, this has deservedly attained
great popularity, and is now extensively
planted. Under favorable conditions
nearly every plant will make a fine, solid
head of good size. It is of dwarf habit,
valuable both for early and late crops.
Half-size packet 15c. Pkt. 25c. % oz.
75c. % oz. $1.50. Oz. $2.50. % lb. $8.50.
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STOWELL S EVERGREEN SWEET CORN.
CORN (Kara); ripens a little later than the Evergreen,
with larger cobs, the kernels being flatter,
not horse-tooth shape. Doz. 40c. Bt. ioc.
Qt. 20c. Pk. 75c. Bush. 52.50.
3Tew Early Champion. — The
best earh sweet co r n. Ear 5c. Doz. 40c.
Ot. 2oe. Pk. 75c. Bush. 52.50.
Adam** Extra Early.— The hard-
iest and earliest variety for the table use,
it can be planted earlier than any other,
but is not a sweet corn ; white, indented
grains and short ears. Ear 5c. Doz. 25c.
Pt. ioc. Ot. 15c. Pk. 50c. Bush. $1.75.
Adams" Early. — A splendid early
variety ; largely grown for early market.
Ear 5c. Doz. 25c.
Stowell's Evergreen.— See illus-
tration engraved from a photograph of an
ear of our improved strain. The seed
which we offer is free from glaze and flint,
and has been grown completely isolated
from all oiher varieties. Its qualiues will
not be found in the Stowell's Evergreen
Sweet Corn as usualb sold, which has de-
teriorated generally both in quality and
productiveness. For canning purposes
the Improved Stowell's Evergreen Sweet
Corn will prove most satisfactory; its large
ears, with long, slender grains, make the
most saleable canned corn. Doz. 40c.
Pt. roc. Ot. 20c. Pk. 75c. Bush. 52 50.
Mammoth Eate. — This produces
the largest ear of am , a single ear some-
times weighing two to three pounds. It
Country Gentleman. — A new
corn of merit and desirable for family use.
Toe grains are irregular, compact and
sweet. Doz. 40c. Pt. ioc. Ot. 20c. Pk.
75c. Bush. 52.50.
Stabler's Extra Early.— A new
variety, of larger size than usual for the
early kinds. It is remarkable for sweet-
ness and earliness. A desirable canning
variety. Doz. 40c. Pt. ioc. Ot. 20c. Pk.
75c. Bush. 52.50.
FIELD CORN. (Feld Korn).
Golden Beauty.— A large, broad
grained yellow corn, with ears of perfect
shape and very small cob. The richness
of color and quality of the grain makes it
a very superior variety. Ear well filled
and very productive. Ot. ioc. Pk. 50c.
Hiekory King. — A large, broad
grained white corn, and undoubtedly the
sma lest cob of any white corn ever intro-
duced. Ot. ioc. Pk. 50c. Bush. $1.25.
NEW YORK IMPROVED EGG PLANT.
EGG PLANT. (Eierfruchi).
Culture. —Sow in hot-beds, or in box or
pots for indoor cultivation, early in spring.
The plants being very tender must be
sheltered fiom frost, but exposed so far as
practicable to the sun and air. Early
plants will be ready to transplant in May.
Select light, rich soil, set plants distant
five feet each way and keep well cultiva-
ted. Where the plants are set, the soil
should be highly enriched by incorporat-
ing chicken manure some weeks previous.
3T. Y. Improved Earge Purple.
Oval shape, thornless, dark purple color
and rich flavor. Our stock of Egg Plant
will be found very suporior wherever used.
Pkt. ioc. Oz. 25c. % lb. 75c. Lb. S2.75.
CORN. EGG PLANT. ENDIVE. KALE. KOHL RABI. CUCUMBERS. 9
i oz. to 200 ft. of dril. 3 lbs. to an acre.
Culture.— June or July select a bed of
good soil, drill fifteen inches apart, sow
seed and cover lightly. The plants should
not stand closer than twelve inches. Keep
the earth to the stems, destroy weeds and
To blanch the plants and destroy bitter-
ness, when the leaves atiain sufficient
length, tie them closely at the top, while
perfectly dry. for the purpose of excluding
light and moisture, or cover with flower
pots. After fourteen days they will be
ready for use.
Extra Green Curled.— It is the
best. t'kt. 5c. Oz. 15c. X lb. 40c. Lb.
KALE. (Blatter Kohl).
1% to 2 lbs. to an acre.
Culture.— Sow in drills or broadcast,
in the fall or spring It will mature with-
out further attention unless weeds get the
start, when the Litter must be r'euioved
and the earth loosened.
Curled German. — Curly, dwarf;
hardy and a rapid grower". Pkt. 5c. %
lb. 20c. Lb. 75.
Broad London, or
American Flag. — Best
grown seed. Pkt. 5c. Oz. 15c.
/i lb. 35c.
This is sown in May and transplanted
like cabbage, nicely curled and hearty.
Frost improves it. Pkt. 5c. Oz. 10c. Lb.
KOHL RABI. (Kohl Rabi).
1 oz. to 200 ft. of drill. i l / 2 lb. to an acre.
Culture. — Sow in April in rows eight-
een inches apart, thinning out to eight
inches between plants.
Early White Vienna— This forms
a blub above ground, and its flavor ming-
les the peculiarties of the cabbage and
turnip. Pkt. 5c. Oz. 20c. X lb- 50c.
1 oz to 50 hills.
2 lbs. to an acre.
Culture. — For the
growth of cucumbers
hills are raised, standing
five feet apart. _ Quite
rich, sandy soil is best.
If necessary enrich the
hills with a mixture of
sandy soil and strong
rott e n manure. For
early use. plant in May ;
for pickling, plant in
June or July. Eight or
ten seeds should be al-
lowed to each hill as the
young plants are often
destroyed by bugs.
Soon as the plants at-
tain vigor, thin them,
leaving the three most
promising if practicable
water during the
drought, keep soil loose
and free of weeds.
Jersey Pickling.— The best gen-
eral crop "pickle. Pronounced by growers
to be a perfect pickle in every respect, be-
ing very productive; a deep green color.
It has no rival. Pkt.sc. % lb. 15c. Lb. 50c.
Evergreen White Spine.— This
valuable variety differs from the ordinary
White Spine in holding its deep green
color much longer. It is also earlier and
more productive. The flavor is delicious,
the flesh being unusually tender and crisp.
Pkt- 5c. -ioc. X lb. 15c. Lb. 50c.
Peerles or Improved White
Spine. — Early and productive. Medium
to large size. Pkt. 5c. % lb. 15c. Lb. 50c.
!Long Green. — Large, green and
desirable for slicing. (See cut). Pkt. 5c.
X lb. 15c. Lb. 50c.
Gerkin or Burr.— Used only for
pickling. Pkt. 5c. Oz. ioc.
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i oz. to 3000 plants.
3 lbs. to an acre.
Culture. — Sow in
hot-bed or the open
ground during April
and May for sumnirr
supply. Plants may
be grown on a tem-
porary bed and trans-
planted; or the seed
may be sown where
the lettuce is to ma-
ture. For a perman-
ent bed, select rich
light soil, spade
manure and lay off in
drills two feet apart.
Destroy weeds and
hoe often. Seed may
be sown in August
and September, and
plants treated as di-
rected for cabbage
plants, in which case
a covering of straw
will prove very ben-
Salamander.- B.S.— Compact, ten-
der heads, resisting summer heat. Oz. j
15c. % lb. 35c. Lb. $1.25.
Xew Iceberg — Quick growing heads, j
haid and handsome. Tender and true.
There is no handsomer or more solid j
Cabbage Lettuce in cultivation — in fact, it j
is strikingly beautifil. The large, curly j
leaves which cover the outside of the head
are of a bright, light green. The unusually
solidity of the heads is insured by the large,
white main ribs of the leaves, each of ;
which curving strongly into the centre,
acts like a truss, making it impossible for j
the leaves to open outward and expose the ;
centre, which consequently, is thoroughly j
blanched. It matters not whether in the |
early spring or the hottest days of summer. :
the leaves are always crisp and tender.
Pkt. 5c. Oz. 15c. % lb. 35c. Lb. $1.25. j
Philadelphia Butter. — A very
early lettuce, excellent for forcing. Pro-
duces large heads of excellent quality ;
one of the best for market gardeners.
Pkt. 5c. Oz. 15c. X lb. 35c. Lb. $1.25.
While Loaf. — Large solid heads, for
frames or outdoor ; best of all for market
gardeners. Pkt. 5c. Oz. 15c. % lb. 30c.
Premium Cabbage Head. —
Pkt. 5c. Oz. 15c. }4 lb. 30c. Lb. $1.00.
Improved Wan son. — One of the
finest. Beautiful fringed head. Pkt. 5c.
Oz. 15c. % lb. 35c. M>. $125.
Defiance Summer. — This is the
most remarkable 'etture for resisting the
summer's heat. It makes a firstclass head
and retains its marketable rondifon long
after other sorts become worthless. Pkt.
5c Oz. 15c. % lb. 35c- Lb. $1.25.
Big Boston. — Identical in color,
sha ^ and ■ eneral appea'anre as the Bos-
ton Market Lettuce, but double the size.
It is about one week later in maturing, but
its solidity and greater size of head will
make it a most valuable sort, desirable
either for cold frames or. open ground
planting. It heads up well all seasons of
the year, and is of crisp, te> der quality.
Pkt. 5C. Oz. 15c. % lb. 35c. \Jo. $1.25
Boston Market or Tennis
Ball. — This va'iety is used specially for
green house and hot-bed culture, be( ause
it can be planted verv close. It grows very
compact, fair size, heads slightly tinged
with red on edge of leaves. Pkt. 5c. Oz.
15c. % lb<»30C Lb. $1.00.
ti olden Queen, (Early Egg).—
W S. — Popular for forcing. Pkt. 5c. Oz.
lb. 35c. Lb. $r.2 5 .
Early Prize Head.— Large, loose
heads, tinged with brown, fine flavor.
Pkt. 5c. Oz 15c. X lb. 30c. Lb. #1.00.
LETTUCE. CANTALOUP: S.
CANTALOUPE. (Zucker Melone)
ACME OR BALTIMORE CANTALOTPE.
A firstclass melon
which will command th
. has size, form, beauty and rich in flavor. Why grow a poor
crop when a small outlay for good seed will assure a splendid crop of choistest fruit,
which will command the highest prices and ready sales ? Our seed this year is from
the best crop we ever grew, and with our seed your crop may be equally as good.
The best of all for market purposes. Our seed is from the finest stock known, and has
always given satisfaction. Pkt. 5c. Oz. 10c. % lb- 20c. Lb. 50c.
Musk Melon, or Cantaloupes.
Burpee's Netted Gem,
1 or Rocky Ford. (See
I next pay:e)
\Reedland Giant' A long
I showy ; green flesh. .
^■New Superb A hand-
! some late melon;
sweet green flesh
Green-flesh Osage. Pea-
green flesh, of delici-
Delmonico. Oval shape
Superior. Round, den
sely netted ; s w e et
light green flesh
iimiiiumjM_ ' Round.heavily netted;
extra early hackensack. thick green flesh
Hackensack, or Turk's Cap. Large, round ; flattened, green flesh
Extra Early Hackensack v%.x\ days earlier than the preceeding. .
Perfection, or Princess Nutmeg shape, netted; sweet salmon flesh
The Banquet. Densely netted, gobular ; dark, rich salmon flesh. .
Perfected Delmonico. More uniform in shape ; better flavor
Acme, or Baltimore. Oblong, pointed ; light green flesh
Boston Mango. Useless as fruir, but the very best for "Mangoes."
In regular-size packets, each of the above, 5 cents per packet.
P. MANN & CO., WASHINGTON, D. C.
Culture. — Prepare hills in the same manner as for musk melons, but to accommo-
date the larger growth of vine the hills should be eight to nine feet apart each way.
Plant the seed as soon as the temperature remains above sixty degrees all night, and
when vines are well started thin out to one or two plants in a hill. When vines are
three feet in length pinch off the tips to cause them to throw out laterals.
Aclording to size of seeds, a " packet " contains from 60 to 140, an ounce from 240 to
600. Use four ounces of seed to 100 hills ; three pounds per acre.
Burpee's Cuban Queen. — This magnificent melon from the West Indies
was first brought prominently before the public by us in 1881. The skin is beautifully
striped, dark and light green. The flesh is bright red, remarkable firm, lucious, and
the rind is quite thin for so large a melon. Pkt. 5c. Oz. 10c. % lb. 20c. Lb. 60c.
If ordered by express, deduct 10 cents per pound.
—**Phinney' 's Ecrrly. A firstclass, extra early ; of medium size
• Vice's Early. Extra early ; oblong ; skin varies in color
Dark Icing, or Ice Rind. Of round form ; sugary flavor
Sweet Heart. Oval form ; mottled light green skin ; red flesh. . .
Duke Jones. A famous new Southern melon, introduced in 1895..
Florida Favorite. An oblong melon of fine flavor
Girardeau' ' s.. New Favorite. An improved Florida favorite
Pride of Georgia. Round in shape ; skin striped
Seminole. Sirmlar to Jordan's Gray Monarch ■
Ice Cream, or Peerless. True white seeded ; oblong, luscious...
Red-Seeded Vaucluse Of elongated egg shape; superb quality..
Kolb's Gem. The great market melon ; carries well, but poor
The Boss. A fine, oblong melon ; of small size ; good flavor. . . .
Kentucky Wonder. A popular market melon in the West
Striped Gypsy, or Georgia Rattlesnake. A large, oblong melon
The Jones. A great favorite in the South ; rich flavor
Ruby-Gold. Flesh yellow, marked with red ; not recommended.
Colorado Preserving. — The best for citron preserves
Each of the above Watermelons, 5 cents per packet.
Culture. — To raise Onion Sets, during
March or April select good soil and mark ;
shallow drilfs one foot apart, along which
sow seeds thickly. Keep the beds free j
from weeds. In July, the bulbs will be the
size of marbles, when they are taken up
and spread thinly over a floor, securely
protected from dampness, and exposed to
To raise large Onions, select a bed of
rich soil, work it deeply and add decayed
manure plentifully, level the bed and mark
drills one inch deep and one foot apart.
Place the roots of the sets about six inches
apart in these drills. Keep the soil loose
and free of weeds.
Another process is sometimes adopted
to raise Onions from the seed during one
year. In the spring, prepare the bed as
indicated and sow thinly along the drills.
Be sure to have the soil very rich. Keep
it free of weeds, hoe often and thin out if
they crowed each other.
White Silver Skin.— The leading
sort of white onion. Skin is of a beautiful,
clear white color ; flavor mild, and a most
excellent keeper. (See cut). Pkt. 5c.
Oz. 25c. % lb. 60c. Lb. $2.00.
White Portugal. — Pure white skin.
Oz. 25c. % lb. 60c. Lb. $2.00.
WATEKMKLONS. ONIONS. PEPPER.
Prizetaker.— This is the large beau-
tiful onion that is seen every fall offered
for sale at the fruit stores in Baltimore and
other large cities They are a rich straw-
color and of enormous size. Although of
such large size it is very hardy and an ex-
cellent keeper. The flavor is mild and
delicate, making the Prizetaker a favorite
variety for salad. Oz. 15c. l 4 lb 40c.
Yellow Glot>e Banvers.— Yellow
skn. mild fine flavor, and very hardy.
Oz. 15c. % lb. 3 cc. Lb. $1.00.
Sirawsburg or Yellow Dutch.
The most popular variety for sets. Sets
grow round and plump with bright yellow
skin, flesh pure white, mild flavor, and an
excellent keeper. Oz. 15c. % lb.
White or yellow at
i oz. will sow 100 ft. o'
d ill, 5 lbs. to an acre.
Culture. — Deep mel-
1 >w soil is necessary for
the full developement of
the Hollow Crown Pars-
n ; p, because the truest
type of Hollow Crown
will show a high Crown
when grown in stiff soil.
Sow as earl} in the
spring as the weather
will permit, in drills 15 in-
ches apart, covering the
seed % of an inch deep ;
when well-up, thin out to
5 or 6 inches apart in the
rows. Parsnips are im-
proved by frost, and it is a
usual custom to take up in
ihe fall a certain quantity
for winter use, leaving the
1 est in the ground until
spring, to be dug as re-
quired. Aside from the
value of the parsnip as a
table vegetable, it is also
one of the best roots for
cultivation for farm pur-
poses, furnishing a very
nourishing food, particu-
larly adapted to and re-
lished by dairy stock.
Hollow CYown Sugar.— This is
the finest stock in culivation. Deep hollow
ciown, delicate flavor, tender and smooth.
(See cut), rkt. 5c. % lb. 20c. Lb. 50c.
4 oz. to an acre.
Culture. — In March or April sow in a
hot-bed or in a box for in-door attention,
exposing the plants to the light, or air, as
much as practicable. In six weeks they
will be ready for transplanting. Select
good soil and set the plants twelve inches
apart in rows which :?hould be two feet
apart. Cultivate with hoe, and draw soil
to the stems. Seed may be sown out-
doors in May.
!~~I?«by "King/— Beautiful red color,
mild and pleasant in flavor, very produc-
tive, can be used as a salad, and the best
sort for Mangoes. -^Pkt. 5c. Oz. 25c. %
lb. 75c. Lb. $2.50."' ..,. _
Bull Sfose or Bell.— Large ribbed
acrid; best for pickling. Pkt. 5c. Oz. 25c.
X lb. 75c. Lb. $2.25.
Cayenne. — Red pods, small and
acrid. Pkt. 5c. Oz. 25c.
P. MANN & CO., WASHINGTON, D. C.
Culture. — Seed should be sown thinlv
in drills as early in the spring as the soil
can be dug in fine loose condition, as it ger-
minates best during cool moist weather.
When well started thin out or transplant
to stand six inches apart in the row. The
dwarf, moss-curled varieties make beauti-
ful edgings for the garden beds when
planted along the walks, and furnishes or-
namental foliage for garnishing as well as
seasoning for table use. Roots may be
taken up and planted in boxes or flower
pots in the fall for winter use and placed
in a sunny window in the kitchen. As
plants run to seed early in the spring the
second year, fresh plantings should be
made each season. A "packet" contains
about 3000, and an ounce 15,000 seeds.
Use one-half ounce to 100 feet of drill.
Plain or Single. — Plain leaves,
excellent flavor. Pkt. 5c. Oz. 10c. % lb.
20C. Lb. 50c.
Fine Double Curled. — Fine,
dwarf, crimped leaves. Fkt 5c. Oz. uc.
% lb. 20c. Lb. 50c.
Extra-Curled Dwarf or Emer-
ald. — This is a most beautiful ami valua-
ble variety. The moss-like leaves, of a
handsome bright green color, are fine'y
crimped and curled. For garnishing, no
variety is more attractive. Pki. 5c. Oz.
ioc. % lb. 25c. Lb. 75c. Postpaid.
Extra Dark Moss Curled.—
This is very ornamental in \ rowth, more
so than many plants grow n fo» decorative
purposes. The leaves are of a peculiar,
extra dark-green color. Ii is ven pr< rluc-
tive, and from the densely curled cha ac-
ter of its leaves a quantity of green sea-
soning or garnishing can be gathered in
less time than with the more oj en-leaved
varieties. Pkt. 5c. Oz. ioc. % lb. 25c.
10 1 s. to an acre.
Culture — Plant in May in hills eight
feet apart. Allot ten seeds to each hill,
as bugs often destroy the young plants,
but never allow more than two or three
healthy plants to remain in each hill.
Connecticut E«rge Field. —
Very prolific ; one of the best for stock.
Qt. rsc. Pk 75c. Bush. $2.00.
Sweet Potato.— One of the best pie
and cooking pumpkins, of good size,
slightly ribbed, skin of creamy white, dry
and finegrained. Keeping well until late
in the spring. % lb. 25c. Lb. 60c
Cushaw or Crookneclc. — Pro-
ductive ; color light cream, sometimes
lighth striped. Pkt. 5c. % lb. 25c. Lb.
Houlton. -Grown seed stock. All the leading varieties at lowest market prices.
PEAS ESPECIALLY FOR SEED PURPOSES.
Grown in Canada, with special care. Please do not compare them with Western
grown stock that can be bought at a lower price.
FIRST AND BEST PEAS.
Add 15c. per quart extra if to be sent by
mail. 1 qt. for 100 ft. of dril, 2 bushels
to the acre.
Culture. — For early crop sow in Feb-
ruary or March, as soon as the ground can
be worked, and in succession as desired.
Rich soil is the best. Make double rows,
eight inches apart, then allow a clear space
three feet or more between these and the
next rows. Drop peas along these rows
five inches apart, and between the rows
plant brush to which the vines will cling.
According to the growing tendencies of the
different varieties, the brush or any other
artificial support may be long or short. ,
For market crop sow in single rows
three inches deep, and two or three feet
apart, according to variety.
First and Best.— It is very profita-
ble for the gardener and shipper because
it is very early, ripens uniformly, so that
all the pods may be picked within seven
weeks from the time of planting, and that
at one picking. No brush or other support
is required, as they seldom, under any cir-
cumstances grow to exceed 20 inches in
height. Pt. ioc. Quart 20c. Peck 90c.
True Alaska. — The earliest blue
pea. The dark green color of the pods
makes it extremely desirable as it can be
carried long distances without losing
color, which quality, combined with its
eailiness and uniformity of ripening, makes
it a most desirable pea for market garden-
ers. Height two feet. Pt. ioc. Qt. 20c.
Fk. $1.00. Bush. I4.00.
EXTRA EARLY WRINKLED PEAS.
Pott's Exeelsior.— The very best
short vine. Wrinkled extra early pea.
Vines are more \igorous and taller than
the American Wonder, and the pods are
one-third larger, containing often 6 to 8
large peas, closely compacted together,
and for sweetness and quality it has no
superior. Pt. ioc. Qt. 20c. Peck $1.25.
Bush. $5 00.
American Wonder.— This variety
stands unrivaled in point of productiveness
flavor and quality, and is without except-
ion the earliest wrinkled pea in cultivation.
It is of dwarf and robust habit, growing
from ten to fifteen inches high, and pro-
duces a profusion of good sized and well
filled pods of the finest flavor. Dry peas,
medium size, wrinkled and flattened, pale
green. Requires liberal fertilizing. Pt.
ioc. Qt. 20c. Pk. $1.25. Bush. $5.00.
P. MANN & CO., WASHINGTON, D. C.
PEAS , — Continued.
PREMIUM GEM PEAS.
Herioiie. — Has many very desirable qualtities
which rank it the equal of our best Wrinkled Pea.
A second early sort, grows two and one-half feet
high, has strong and vigorous vines, laden with an
abundance of large, handsome pods, fis led witn
peas of most luscious quality. Pt. 10c. Qt. 20c.
Pk. $1.25. Bush. $4.00.
Premium Gem. — This variety is nearly as
early as the American Wonder, and the vine is
decidedly larger, growing to a height of from 12 to
15 inihes, and bearing an immense crop of pods,
which are larger and invariable well filled with peas
of best quality. The dry peas are green, large
wrinkled, often flatteded. Pt. 10c. Ot. 20c. Pk.
$1.25. Bush. $4 50.
Telephone. — A luscious wrinkled pea-pods,
large size, and peas large, excellent quality, an
enormous corpper, grows 4 feet high. Pt. 10c. Qt.
20c. Pk. $1.25. Bush. $4.50.
Yorkshire Hero. — A splendid and popular
wrinkled green marrow pea, very prolific, excecd-
ng luscious and an abundant bearer ; grows about
ii-/^ o ,-1 A 1 \t n 1 f fool- 1-iinrVi Pt. IOC. Ot. '"""""'
two and a half feet high
$1.00. Bush. $4.00.
Champion of England. —Wrinkled— A
green wrinkled variety, famous for its delicious
flavor. Consider it one of the finest varieties for
family use, and will follow any of the second early
varieties in ripening. Pt. ioc. Ot. 20c. Pk. $1.00.
Dwarf White Marrowfat.— Height three and a half to four feet,
large, standard variety. Pt. ioc. Qt. 15c. Pk. 60c. Bush. $2.00.
Black Eye Marrowfat.— Pt. ioc. Ot. 15c. Pk. 60c. Bush. $2.00.
Long Scarlet.— Short top, long
deep scarlet roots, fine flavor. Pkt. 5c.
Oz. 10c. % lb. 20c. Lb. 50c.
Kew Charlier. — The color at
top is crimson, running into pink at
middle, and thence downward to pure
waxy white. It will attain a very large
size before it becomes unfit for use.
Pkt. 5c. Oz. ioc. % lb. 20c. Lb. 60c.
Early Scarlet Olive Shaped.
Pkt. 5c. Oz. ioc. % lb. 20c. Lb. 50c.
Long Brightest Scarlet.—
This is am improvement of the old time
long scarlet, being somewhat thicker
and not quiet so long ; color bright
scarlet, white tip, is very early, mild
flavored, fine for forcing or out-door
planting. Pkt. 5c. Oz. 10c. X lb - 2 ° c -
Long White Vienna or
Lady Finger.— This in shape re-
sembles the long scarlet; color snow
white, it is of very rapid growth ; and
remarkable crisp, brittle and tender.
Pkt. 5c. Oz. ioc. # lb. 20c. Lb. 50c.
1 oz. will sow 100 ft. of drill, 9 lbs. will
sow an acre.
Culture. — Select light sandy soil :
spade deeply and manure well. For eaily
crop, sow in hot-beds in February or
March. For main crop, sow at intervals
from early spring until last of September
in deep, rich soil. Broadcast sowing is
allowable, but drilling is more professional
however, radishes do well by either me-
thod. Thin when they crowd, or the crop
will be imperfect. They may be drawn
after a few weeks growth.
Philadelphia White Hox.—
Has a very small top. color white, tur-
nip shape, equally valuable for growing
under glass <>r in opening ground. Pk.
5c. Oz. ioc. % 11). 25c. Lb. 75c.
Scarlet t»lohe. — Very early for
forcing; globe form and beautiful. Try
i.t in your hot-beds. Pkt. 5c. Oz. ioc.
% lb. ?5<\ Lb. 75c.
Scarlet Turnip, White Tip.
A very early and handsome variety.
Pkt. 5c. Oz. 10c. X lb. 20c. Lb.soc.
Early Scarlet Turnip.— Tur-
nip .shape, scarlet skin, fine flavor.
Pkt. 5c. Oz. ioc. % lb, 20c. Lb. 50c.
Early White Turnip. — Ex-
cepting color, like the red. Pkt. 5c.
Oz. ioc. % lb. 2oc. Lb. 50c.
SUMMER VA»- I fcTIES.
Large White S u 111 in e r.— The
very best white radish for spring and
summer use. beautiful in size and shape:
somewhat earlier than the Strasburg.
Pkt. 5c. Oz. ioc. % lb. 20c. Lb. 50c.
White Strasburg.- Large white
radish, which stands summer heat; hand-
some shape and pure w hite color. (See cui)
Pkt. 5«\ Oz. ioc. % lb. 20c. Lb. 50c.
French TCr ea Itf as t .— Quick
growth, mitd and tender, good for fotcing.
Pkt. 5c. Oz. ioc. % lb. 20c. Lb. 60c.
WHITE STRASBURG RADISH.
P. MANN & CO., WASHINGTON., D. C.
BLOOMSDALE SAVOY LEAVED SPINACH.
10 to 15 lbs. to acre.
Culture.— Select strong soil, spade
deeply and manure. bow broadcast or
sprinkle seed freely in shallow drills one
foqt apart ; but plants should never stand
closer than six inches. The seed lies two
weeks before sprouting, and good seed
often spoils in the ground when circum-
stances do not favor germination.
JjOiig $ t an d i 11 g.— The best for
spring sowing, because it will <tand longer
before running to seed than any other
variety. Lb. 25c.
ISOooinsdnle Savoy.— Well known
and popular with market gardeners. 1 he
best and most pr mtable. Very curly.
•See cut) Lb. 25c. 10 lbs. or over 20c.
Culture. — Sow in hot-beds or in open
ground, soon as can be worked in spring,
when plants are large enough transplant
in rows three feet each way.
Connecticut Seed I,eaf.— Pkt.
5c. Oz. 25c.
SQUASH OR CYMBLING.
EARLY WHITE BUSH SQUASH.
Bush sorts, 1 oz. for 50 hills. Rush va-
rieties, 5 to 6 lbs., and running varieties,
3 to 4 lbs. in hills for an acre.
Culture. — After the weather is settled
and warm, olant in hills five to eMght feet
apart. Rich soil is best, but if necessary
the hills alone may be enriched. Allot
eight seeds to a hill, but do not allow
more than three vigorous plants to remain
at each hill. Keep soil loo^e and free of
weeds. Water if drought prevails.
BOSTON .YiAKKOWf SQUASH.
Early White Hush Scalloped
or t*atty Pan.— The best for early
market use. Preferred for table (See
cut. Pkc. 5c. Oz. io« . M lb. 20C. L > 5tc.
Slimmer Cro oknec k. — Early,
fine flavor ; a desirable table sort. Pkt.
5c. Oz. io<\ % lb 2or. Lb. 60c.
Winter Crookneck. — Flesh rtd,
fine flavor; laigel) grown for winter use.
Pkt. 5c. Oz. ioc. )i lb 20c. Lb 60c.
Boston Marrow. — A splendid win-
ter sq ash of good keeping qua'i'ies.
Flesh l)i 'ght orange, fine grain and flavor
unsurpass d. It is oval-shaped and thin
skin of bright orange color. For pie it is
equal to the best pumpkin. (See cut).
Pkt 5c. Oz. ioc % ib. 20C. Lb. 50c.
Hubbard. — A desirable sort, suita-
ble for winter use. Pkt. 5c. Oz. ioc. %
lb 20c. Lb. 60c.
SALSIFY OR OYSTER FLANT.
6 to 8 lbs. to, an acre.
Culture. — Sow early in spring, in drills
fifteen inches a art ; cover with fine soil
one and a half inches deep ; thin to six
inches apart. As soil is strong and in-
clines to depth and lightness, it propor-
tion .tely is adap ed to salsifv. As the
leaves resemble grass, be careful they are
not mistaken in weeding. Salsify keeps
over winter like parsnips.
Sandwich Island Mammoth.-.
A new and improved Salsify. Koois are
very large and superior ; grown extensi-
vely for our large city markets; much
superior to other sorts. (See cut). Pkt.
5c. Oz. 15c % lb 35c. Lb. $1.25.
Large White.-. A very good variety
for general use; handsome shape, large
and smooth. Pkt. 5c. Oz. 15c. % lb.
35c. Lb. $1.25.
MAMMOTH SANDWICH ISLAND SALSIFY.
SPINACH. TOBACCO. SQUASH. SALSIFY. TOMATOES. 19
NEW STONE TOMATO. BEST FOR MAIN CROP.
4 to 6 oz. (to trans-
1 oz. to 1500 plants,
plant), for an acre.
Culture. — Seed may be started in hot-
beds in Ma'chor sufficient plants for family
use can be grown in pots or boxes in-doors.
with very little trouble.
Be particular to give plants the benefit of
the fresh air and sun whenever judicious, for
the purpose of hardening them : and cover
with mats when necessary to prevent them
from frosting. The two extremes of heat or
cold are equally injurious. It is customary
with the best gardeners to remove the planis
from the hot- beds to the cold frames, allowing
a distance of several inches between the
plants. In May select and prepare the soil,
and set the plants three feet apart each way.
Hoe and draw earth to the stem. When the
plants crowd, the fruit will be small. Have
the soil very rich. For general crop sow from
middle of April or during May, in open air,
selecting good soil, in a location much ex-
posed c to the sun and sheltered by a hill, fence
or woods on the North.
i¥-ew Stone. — This tomato ripens for
main crop, is very large and of bright scarlet
color, very smooth, ripens evenly to the stem
without a crack, exceedingly solid and firm
flesh, (as its name indicates(. (See cut). Pkt.
5c. Oz. 20c. % lb. 50c. Lb. $1.60.
DWARF CHAMPION TOMATO.
P. MANN & CO., WASHINGTON, D. C.
TO M ATO ES.— Continued.
/Livingston's Beauty.— A de-
cided favorite for home market or ship-
ping purposes, being early, hardy, a
strong 'grower, productive, large size,
always smooth, perfect in shape and
excellent in quality. The color is a very
glossy crimson with a tingue of purple.
It grows in clusters of four to six large
fruits, retaining its large size late in the
season. It ripens with Acme and Per-
fection, and is entirely free from ribbed
and elongated fruit. It is very firm
fleshed, has a tough skin and but few
seeds. It seldom rots or cracks after a
rain like many of the tender skinned
sons. For shipping and early market
it cannot be excelled, on account of sol-
idty, toughness of skin, and especiall}
its handsome color ; it can be picked
quite green, and look well and ripen up
nicely, -will keep perfectly for a week
after it'js ripe Used largely by market-
men and long distance shippers every-
where. Pkt. 5c. Oz. 20c. % lb. 40c.
Acme. — Early, of medium size, per
fectly smooth, very solid and great beater,
crimson color with a pinkish cast. Pkt.
5c. Oz. 20c. X lb- 4° c Lb. $1.50.
Buckeye State.— Very productive ;
large, smooth, purple. Pkt. 5c. Oz. 20c.
l X lb. 60c. Lb. $2.00
Trophy. — Very large, solid and gen-
erally smo'oth ; selected strain. Pkt. 5c.
Oz. 20C. % lb. 60c. Lb. $2.00.
Prizetalter. — A splendid markable
tomato. Pkt. 5c. Oz. 15c. % lb. 40c.
Queen. — Large, perfect tomato. Pkt.
5c. Oz. 15c. X lb. 40c. Lb. $1.40.
Dwarf Champion. — This new to-
mato is dwarf and compact in growth, the
plants growing stiff and upright, with thick
jointed stems and foliage unlike any other
tomato. It is very early, smooth, medium
size, sound, handsome and abundant
bearer. Pkt. 5C.-10C. Oz. 20c. % lb. 60c.
Paragon. — Somewhat resembles the
Queen, and an immence cropper. Pkt.
5c. Oz. 20C. X lb. 50c. Lb. $1.75.
Favorite. — This is a large, perfect
shaped tomato One of the best. Pkt.
5c. Oz. 20C. X lb. 40c. Lb. #1.40.
Pondorosa or 'Big 400.— Per-
fectly firm and solid, of deep red color,
and most delicious flavor. Pkt. 5c. Oz.
25c. % lb,;|r-;oo,- Lb. $3 50.
Perfection Tomato.— An old re-
liable sort of much merit. Pkt. 5c. Oz.
15c. % lb. 40c. Lb. #1.40.. ■ •
Truckers Favorite.— The best of
all main crop, purple colored tomatoes.
It orginated in Burlington County, N. J.
It is one of the largest tomatoes grown,
and is most regular in shape and size.
Color purplish-red, very solid, firm flesh, a
good keeper, and not subject to rot or
crack on the vines. It is an excellent ship-
per, and sold in Philadelphia markets at
better price than any other variety offered
at the same time. Ripens evenly to the
stem, is a strong, healthy grower, not sub-
ject to rust or blight, is an enormous crop-
per, and produces until the vines are killed
by frost, holding its size exceedingly well
until the last picking. The quality is of
the very best, and for cooking and slicing
purposes it cannot be excelled. It is in
every way a most desirably variety for
market gardeners, and hence the name,
" Trucker's Favorite." Pkt. 5c. Oz.
30c. %. lb. 75c. Lb. #3.00.
TOMATOES. TURNIPS. RUTA-BAGA.
\% to 2 lbs. to the acre.
Culture. — Choose good sandy, pliant
soil. Where the soil is poor, incorporate
rotten manure. Choice determines be-
tween sowing in drills and broadcast, but
in respect to Ruta-Baga, experience in-
clines to drills. Drills should be 18 inches
apart, and the plants 8 or io inches dis-
tant in the rows Thinning is equally ne-
cessary when sown broadcast. Good cul-
tivation will improve the crop. During
November remove the crop in anticipation
of frost, trim the leaves within one or two
inches of the bulb, then store the turnips
away in the cellar, covering freely with
straw, and sheltering all with a covering
of dry earth. The same precaution will
protect them out-doors. "' Pile the turnips
in hills, small at the top, sloping gradu-
ally, and observe the same form with the
covering to prevent the lodgement of
Purple Top White Globe.— A
standard white; variety, with purple top,
handsome, globe shaped, and heavy crop-
per ; leading turnip among truckers and
gardeners. Oz. 5c. Lb. 40c.
Amber Globe.— A good variety for
general crop. Flesh, solid and sweet;
keeps well late in spring, grows large ;
fine for table or stock. 6z. 5c. Lb. 40c.
Yellow Aberdeen.— Hardy, good
keeping turnip ; yellow flesh and very pro-
ductive. Oz. 5c. Lb. 40c.
The greatest care is taken to supply
every article true to name, and of the very
best quality ; at the same time it is under-
stood that we do not warrant our seeds
and that we are not in any respect respon-
sible for any loss or damage arising from
any failure thereof.
RED TOP STRAP LEAVED TURNIP.
Purple Top White Flat. — A
rapid growing white, flat, strap leaf turnip,
with purple top; mild flavor, and very
popular for early use and general crop.
Oz. 5c. Lb. 40c.
Improved American Pnrple-
Top Rnta-Baga.— Very hardy and
productive ; flesh, yellow, solid and sweet
good for table use or stock. (See cut).
Oz. 5c. Lb. 40c.
For culture, see turnip.
Observe, that on account of short
crops in some varieties of seeds, prices
are subject to change without notice.
22 P. MANN & CO., WASHINGTON, D. C.
Culture. — Select light, rich soil and lay off in shallow drills i foot apart, along
which sprinkle the seed and cover slightly. Do not let the plants stand closer than
two or three inches.
Marjoram 5c. 35c.
Sweet Basil 5c. 15c.
Sage 5c. 15c.
Thyme 5c. 15c.
Lavender ...• 5c. 25c.
Savory 5c. 15c.
Dill.,, 5c 15c.
A. FULL ASSORTMENT OK
Put up nicely in Illustrated Papers, explaining Culture, etc., etc.
Packet 5 Cents.
SUMMER FLOWERING BULBS.
CALADIUM OR ELEPHANT EARS.
GLADIOLI AND TUBEROSE BULBS.
DAHLIA, CANNA AND MADERIA VINE ROOTS.
SWEET PEA HEDGE.
The demand for sweet peas has increased
more and more each season, that the past few
years have placed them in the front ranks among
Extra Fine Hived.— This is a splendid
mixture, which includes nearly all of the best
varieties. Pkt. 5c. % lb. 15c. Lb. 40c.
Emily Henderson.— Pure white, very
productive, one of the earliest, popular with
florist for forcing. Pkt. 5c. % lb. 20c. Lb. 50c.
WE PAY SPECIAL ATTENTION TO OUR SEED DEPARTMENT.
HEim FLOWER SEEDS. SWEET PEA. GRASS SEED. MOWER. 23
CAPITOL CITY LAWN GRASS SEED.
Our mixture of Grass
Seeds for I. awns, Parks,
Tennis and Cricket grounds
is composed of the finest
varieties of grasses, t ach of
which has its season of
beauty, and the result of
this blending, is the pro-
ducing of a sod that is n< t
onl\ always evergreen and
velvety in appearance but
of the color and beauty of
Seeding is preferable
to sodding, because it is
cheaper, and will soon cov-
er the earth with a luxuri-
ant growth of thrifty grass
and if fertilized spring and
fall will last indefinitely.
Frequent mowing pre-
vents natural seeding,
which, grasses annually
supply in abundance. to re-
store and thicken sod.
Hence, when the grass is
injured by tramping, or
thinned by any other cause, the best and most natural method to restore its beauty is
to sow seed plentifully Use two pounds of seed on a space 2ox.|.o. or 8oo square feet.
To prepare the groun for seeding Lawn Grass, it should be plowed deeply, cro-s
plowed, and the soil finely pulverized and enriched. Use fertilizer and avoid the dan-
ger of an importation of seeds, the g owih of sorrel, weeds, etc., liable to be in barn-
The seed should be covered very slightly and a roller run over the ground after
lowing. Cl. 10c. Cjt. 20c. Lb. 25c. Pk. 75c. Bush. $2.50.
GIRARD LAWN MOWER.
P. MANN & CO., WASHINGTON. D. C.
The great merit of this Insectcide lies in
its non-poisonous properties. No danger
need be apprehended by the person apply-
ing it, nor will it injure animals, should
they eat it — unless in large quantities. It
does not render injurious the vegetables
or fruits to which it is applied, and yet it is
probably the best Insect Destroyer that
has ever been offered. It is particularly
useful for the prevention and destruction
of Potato Bugs and all Worms and Insecs
that infest our gardens.
5 pound package for 25 cts. 10 pound
package for 45 cts. Special prices on
larger quantities in bulk.
.rat. March 16 and Nov. 9, 1897.
Pat. in Canada Nov. 2, 1897,
and Jan : 25, 190a
Bug Death is never sold in bulk. Pur-
chase it in the original package, which en-
sures it reaching you just as it is prepared
and shipped from the factory.
1 pound package 15 cts. 3 pound pack-
age 35 cts. 5 pound package 50 cts. 12^
pound package $1.00. Perfection shaker
for applying Bug Death dry, to potato
vines, 65 cts.
In any quantity at lowest prices.
.owest Market Prices.
Hungarian Grass and
Rye and Oats,
At Lowest Market Prices.
Plants. Insect Destroyers. Exterminators. Pumps, tirass Seeds. 25
Lightning Insect Exterminator.
Price, 75 cents.
Lightning* Insect Exterminator.
Adapted for every kind of insect killing
and spraying purposes. Two quarts of
water and a teaspoonful of Paris Green
will kill two thousand hills of potato bugs.
Made with detachable Glass Reservoir.
Liquids can be seenfrom the outside.
Wiite for catalogue.
THE MYERS IMPERIAL
BRASS SPRAY PUMP
This sprav pump is constructed entirely
of brass,- a material that is not. affected by
the poisonous arseniues used in different
formulas for spraying fruit trees, vines and
shrubbery It is so arranged that the
labor of pumping is all done on the down-
ward stroke of the piston and nothing on
the up The effect of this operation while
pumping is to hold the pump down. The
foot rest steadies the ipump, holding it in
the proper position.
It is provided with a large air chamber,
and has ball valves ; the pressure is held
uniformly in the air chamber and on the
hose, so that the nozzle throws a continu-
ous spray, and is not affected by the move-
ment of the plunger. The operator is en-
abled to keep a constant pressure on the
nozzle of from 50 to 100 pounds with very
ordinary exertion. Will throw a solid
stream 50 feet, and is of unusual value for
washing windows, buggies, and extingu-
ishing fires, sprinkling lawns, flowers, etc.
For spraying is so arranged as to discharge
a fine jet in the bottom of bucket, to keep
the solution thoroughly mixed and agita-
ted, a feature peculiar to this pump only,
and a very necessary feature to a spray
pump. Price $3.50.
26 P. MANN & CO., WASHINGTON, D. C.
We Manufacture our well known Brands of Fertilizers which
we are pleased to offer the Farmers and Gardners for 1901.
PURE RAW BONE.
Bone Phos. of Lime 47 per cent.
Ammonia 4 "
Put up in 200 pound bags, 10 bags to the ton.
POTOMAC AWMONIATED SUPER=PHOSPHATE.
For Potatoes. Cabbage and General
Ammonia 4 per cent.
Potash, K. O. • ...i}4
Nitrogen 3 "
Put up in 167 pound bags, 12 bags to the ton.
SPECIAL TOBACCO AND CORN FERTILIZER.
Made of high Grad eGoods and which are well known to the Farmers and
Gardners of Maryland and Virginia.
GIVE THEM A TRIAL.
CAN FURNISH HIGH GRADE
Nitrate of Soda, Muriate of Potash, Ground Fish and Tankage,
Dissolved South Carolina Rock and Land Plaster.
PRICES WILL BE GIVEN ON APPLICATION
Oibbs "Imperial" Steel Beam Plows.
Size, R. H. Price, $9.00
Imperial Plows are made in all sizes, steel, chilled or combination, from a small
pom , to a large two or three horse plow, either right or left-hand. Wood or steel
beam, with or without wheel and jointer, knee cutter, fin cutter, rolling cutter; im-
proved to date.
Imperial Hillside Plows in wood or steel beam ; all sizes.
Wood and cast beam Road plows, Vineyard plows, Grub or New Ground plows,
Sulky plows and Gang plows.
For two-horses. Chilled. Weight ioo pounds.
Gibbs "Imperial" Wood Beam Plows.
No 8 Size, Price, $5.50,
Weight 65 pounds. For one-horse,
P. MANN & CO., WASHINGTON, D. C.
STEEL KING STEEL PLOWS.
/ Same size
\ Oliver Pattern.
b6 4^ "
( " B)
( " 10)
( " 13)
( " 19)
vvs include w
The base of these plows is made entirely of steel, with hardened steel share.
Landside has suction device for regulating; in hard ground. The success attending the
introduction and sale of these plows the past season, enables us to offer them again
with confidence. They are well made, nicely finished, and do first-class work. We
have largely reduced prices of both plows and repairs, and this will add greatly in
making the " Steel King " the popular plows.
Oliver Chilled Plows,
Farmers' Friend Plows,
Minor & Horton Plows.
Can furnish repairs for the Imperial
and all other Leading Plows.
" Buffalo Pitts" Spring
WITH SPRING ACTION
List Price with Whiffletree and Yoke.
No. 0, Six 16-in. discs,
3 ft. cut $22.50
No. 1, Eight 16-in.
disc, 4 ft. cut 24.00
No. 2, Ten 16-in.
discs, 5 ft. cut 25.50
No. 3, Twelve 16-in.
discs, 6 ft. cut 27.00
No. <7, Tweive 20-in.
discs, 6 ft. cut 33.00
Larger sizes to order.
Subject to discount.
Flexible Disc Harrow.
O « THE DISC GANGS.
The only Disc Harrow made having a spring pressure device, which alone places
it far in advance of any competitor The greatest objection to all other disc harrows,
is the " hu "ping-up " in the centre, causing the outer discs to run deeper than the cen-
tre ones with consequent uneven depth of work. This is all overcome on the Pitts' by
a pair of flexible steel springs running from the pole to the main axle, controlled by
foot of driver.
Improved Imperial Spring Tooth Harrow.
All Stee! Malleable Iron ; teeth of finest spring steel, frame elevated on
runners or wheels ; prevents accumulation of trash ; h ted with plain or
self-sharpening teeth or reversible, renewable point teeth.
2-sections, 15 th. .$15.50
2-sections, 17 th.. 17.50
P. MANN & CO., WASHINGTON, D. C.
REPRESENTS TWO-SECTION IMPERIAL SPIKE
2-section, 50 teeth $10.50
2-section, 60 teeth 1 1.50
3-section, 75 teeth 16.50
The Kain Two=Section Harrow,
The above cut represents the Kain Two-Section Harrow.
We make two sizes of this harrow. The larger size has 50 teeth and cuts eight
feet and six inches wide. The smaller size contains do teeth and cuts six feet and six
Our two-section harrows are guaranteed better make, better finished, and have
more superior points of excellence than ordinary Scotch harrows to which they should
not be confounded.
We also make a Gardener's Harrow of 24 and 30 teeth.
2. section, 40 teeth $9.00
3-section, 45 teeth 13.00
i-section, 24 teeth $6.00
i-section, 30 teeth 7.00
Star Force=Feed Grass Seeder
THE LATEST AND BEST WHEELBARROW SEEDER ON THE MARKET.
It not only forces the seed out when in operation but prevents the seed from escap-
ing of its own weight when not in use. The device for changing quantity is exceed-
ingly simple, sowing from 2^ to 46 pounds of clover seed to acre or any intermediate
quantity. Seeders that change quantity by a bolt in a series of holes cannot sow the
intermediate quantities represented by the space between the holes.
It is with renewed confidence that we offer the 6fc Star " Seeder having enjoyed
a large trade in the last several years and received unqualified endorsements.
14 foot box, takes in two drill rows $6.50
16 " for orchards.. 7.00
The Little Giant Seeder,
Greatest Laltor Saving Invention
of tne Age.
PRETTIEST ! !
SIMPLE IN CONSTRUCTION !
EAVIEST RUNNING ! !
Has a pressed Tin Distributing Wheel, which
is found in no other seed sower. No feed plate
to carry. The agitator, or force feed is found
in no other sower.
Cahoon's Patent Broadcast Seeder.
Rye, Hemp, Rice,
Grass Seeds &c,
P. MANN & CO., WASHINGTON, D. C.
PLANET JR. GARDEN TOOLS.
We handle the full " Planet Jr." line and shall be glad to send upon requets the
special Planet Jr. Catalogue with full description and illustrations. The most popular
Planet Jr. No. 4 Combined Hill and Drill Seeder,
Single Wheel Hoe, Cultivator, Rake anc Plow.
This admirable tool combines in a single convenient
implement a capital hill-hroping seeder, a perfect drill
seeder, a single wheel hoe, a cultiva-
tor, a rake and a plow. It holds 3
pints and as a seeder is like the No. 5
so.ving in continuous rows, or drop-
ping in hills at any distance. It is
thrown out of gear by simply raining
No. 5 Hill and Drill Seeder.
This seeder is the latest ;md most perfect developement of the hand
seed drill. It sows evenly in drills, and ai-so drops in
hills, at 4, 6, 8, 12 or 24 inches apait. It is thrown out
of gear instantly by moving a 1 on venient lever ; or the
flow of seed is stopped by push-
ing down the feed rod No time
is lost; no seed is wasted. It is
quickly set to so* different kinds
of seed in the exact thickness de-
sired. It covers and rolls down
light or heavv, and marks the
next row clearly.
]Vo. 12 Double Wheel Hoe, Cultivator and Plow.
This tool is identical with No. 11 Wheel Hoe,
except that it has fewer attachments, and is sold at
a correspondingly le^s price. The tools shown and
sold with No. 12 are what gardeners
use most, and the others can be
added as wanted.
No. 16 Single Wheel Hoe, Cultivator
Rake and Plow.
This wheel hoe is identical with No. 15, except that
it has fewer tools, as shown in cut. The price is pro-
portionately lower, and the remaining tools may be
added as wanted. These at-
tachments are the ones most
needed for ordinary work.
Steel Frame Cultivator.
In all respects the best Five Tooih
Cultivator hunt. Stetl expanding
frame, reversible steel teeth, With o
without lever as ■V.sired.
Add for le\ r r e.\pr uder
Add tor u I
i4 Tooth Steel Harrow
The teeth can be set at several
angles, Mid are reversible " top L for
This tool can be used in garden as
either harrow or cultivator, it thor-
oughly pulverizes, but throws no earth
Add for lever expander 50
Add for wheel 75
Set of Horsehoe Attachments.
May be used to advantage in
hoeing irom or covering the crop.
Attachable to either of above tools.
Price per set $150
•M P. -MANN & CO., WASHINGTON, D. C.
Malta Double Shovel Plows
Blade has two holes. Clevis
is adjustable. Frame all steel.
The beams on this plow are
made of steel, iy 2 x% inches.
This gives the plow a light draft
and the beams are stronger than "■
those made of i^x^ inch iron.
Size of shovel, 6x11x7-16 inch.
Price, Double Shovels $2.25
" Single " 2.00
" Tri Pte " 3.25
SINGLE, DOUBLE AND TRIPLE TREES.
AT LOWEST PRICES.
CULTIVATOR STEELS AND EXTRAS.
Fenders for double shovel plows. . . .50c
PLOWS. CULTIVAT OR STE ELS. TOOL GRINDER. CLIPPERS. 35
Automatic Star Sickle and Tool Grinder
Weight 25 pounds. Price, $5.00.
Dr. K. W. Leavitt's Latest Improvement in Dehorning Clippers is the "V" shape
blade, the advantages of which are self-evident, as a glance at the cut will show.
I>r. L,eavitt's " fc V" shape Made Dehorning Clipper Cuts all
around the Horn as the
Knives cannot inter-lock, or cut into each other. It is our latest improvement, and
is giui.cuiic u iu uc superior lo any other oehoner made. This style dehoner is made
in the large siz^ (No 3) onl\ , but will clip the horns, clean and smooth, from cattle of
any age. Any style of our machines have the same power and guarantee.
By its construction, as shown in the above cut, you will see that it has a set of cogs
in frame as well as in the cogged plunger, which enables the knife to be moved twice
as far by the *ame movement of the handles, or ihe instrument is manipulated by a
movement of the handles one-half the distance of our old patent.
3 6 P. MANN & CO., WASHINGTON, D. C.
"Hocking Valleflai or "Weight" Dump Me.
Price, with combined Pole and Shafts ..$18.00
This rake has 1% steel axle extending from wheel to wheel, giving great strength
and preventing anv sagging. . „ . . .
We call it * " Hand-dump Rake " but it is really a " weight-dump as the weight
of driver practically does the dumping after a slight upward tilt on the handle, unlocks
the rake. The powerful look lever is used an ingeniousjoint which holds the teeth
firmlv to their work without use of hands or feet of operator, and preventing the annoy-
ance^of dumping when full, before reaching line of windrow. Over the teeth are placed
steel coil springs giving great elasticitv. and breakage is practically unknown. Built
of best material, finished in first-class style, and guaranteed throughout,
BUFFALO PITTS ALL=STEEL SELF DUMP RAKE
This rake is built entirely of steel and has a patent relieving spring which prevents
iar in dumping. It has a combination hand and foot lever, a spring cleaner or guard-
tooth between wheel and teeth to prevent hay from twisting into the wheel, and is up-
to-date in all particulars. Strongly built and nicely finished
Extra teeth to fit all Rak^s: Tiger, Thomas, O.110, laylor. Wood, 30-. ^xtra
Forks to fit all Tedders, Bullard, Thomas, Chieftian, Sterling, Tiger, 45c.
FODDER AND ENSILAGE CUTTERS.
THE BEULE city
FODDER AND ENSILAGE CUTTERS,
The Belle City Fodder and Ensilage Cutter is acknowledged to be
the King of Cutters, because its points of merit over all others are many. The
first and a very important fact is, that this machine requires one-third less power than
any other, doing one-third more work in same time. Second is the Safety Attachment,
making all danger to the operator impossible. The Safety Attachment is a lever by
which the operator can stop the feed rolls as quick as he can put his hand on same,
also reverse the feed by this lever and set the feed rolls revolving backwards, cleaning
the mouth of the cutter, should it become clogged without using his hands in the oper-
All these changes — stopping feed rolls , reversing feed rolls, and changing length
of cut, done without stopping the cutter or the power running it. We can all see how
this lever attachment could be the means of saving a man's life or limb, as he has this
cutter always under perfect control.
Our irons are well finished : boxes for the shafting are babbitted, and when this
machine is put together, it will run as smoothly as a lathe or other machinery.
Our machines are finished better than any other cutters in the world, and are
strong, durable and of great capacity, running with less power than any other, and can
be run at great speed with perfect safety.
We will send out our cutters to any responsible party, subject to their approval, or
on trial with other cutters, providing the customer buys the machine during the best
Prices on application.
P. MANN & CO., WASHINGTON, D. C.
Beekman's Garden or Farm Barrow
Painted green with scroll on side boards.
The Nos. 4, 5 and 6 with uur new eight spoke iron hub wheels on steel axle as
Nos. 1, 2 and. 3 with our new six spoke wheels, on steel axle.
No. 1, Roys' small $340
" 2, Medium 3.^.0
" «*. Large 3 .8
" 4, Med 1 u tn 3-75
CLIMAX BOLTED CANAL BARROWS.
One of the strongest barrow s made. Full size tray. Put together entirely with bolts.
Price with 16-inch wood wheel ?i-75
'* " 16-inch iron wheel 2.00
THE SYRACUSE STEEL DRAG SCRAPERS,
o^nJ CU v 1C . ft ' f ° r Si - ngle h ? rse ; wei " ht 8 5 lbs - No - 2, capacity
J Die it., weight 95 lbs No. I, capacity 7 cubic ft., weight io< lbs.
Prices on application.
Wheelbarrows. Scrapres. Wearier. Bells. Wagon Springs. Mole Traps.
Rice's Calf Weaner and
Sucking Cow Muzzle.
For preventing calves and cows sucking themselves or
Habits most injurious to the animal and costly to the
owner. It is no hindran :e to either eating or drinkiny, does
the animal no injury, has been thoroughly tested, is used
and endorsed by the best stock raisers in the United States
and England, approved of by the Roytl Society for the
Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, and acknowledged by all
to be the best thing ever made for the purpose.
MADE IN THREE SIZES.
Price No. 1, For Calves till one year old, 30 cents by mail, postpaid, 35 cents.
" 2, From one to two years old, 50 cents by mail, postpaid 56 cents
" 3, For full grown animals, and self-suckers, 75 cts. by mail, postpaid, 85
No Mole can pass uu<
this trap and live.
Price $ J
No. 1, 40 pounds $2 00
" 2, 50 " 2.50
" 3, 75 " •• •• 3-50
" 4,ioo " 4.50
PRICE PER PAIR
1,000 lbs. capacity...
1 , 500 ' '
With these Springs on the Wagon there is neither jolting nor bruising of prodi
Easily adjusted to any ordinary farm wagon without alteration to the wagon box.
P. MANN & CO., WASHINGTON, D. C.
Davis Swing Churn
. 4 gallons
. 8 "
. IO "
. . 12 00
. . 15.00
. . 1800
. . 25. CO
Has no floats or puddles inside.
There is no danger of the cover
coming off and ^pilling the cream.
It requires less effort to work than
any other. It is easily cleaned.
IMPROVED CEDAR CYLINDER CHURN.
The cut represents our White
Cedar Cylinder Churn. We now
use a doublt- dasher, and the crank
is locked to the churn with a clamp
and thumb soew, which prevents
leakage — lock cannot break. The
top is large, and dasher easily re-
moved. The best churn in use.
Price, No. 1, 3 gallons, each. $1.75
" 2, 4 " . 2.25
" '" 3, 7 " " . 2.50
" " 4, 10 ".. " . 3.00
l laumto Screw Lock
BUTTER PRINTS AND WORKERS
Old Reliable 1 ringer.
ti inch 2.75
12 inch 3.25
10 inch $2.50
1 1 inch 3.00
12 inch 3.50
ALL KINDS OF
Creamery Supplies. Wriugers. Feuce^ _Barb Wire. Streteli
American Woven Wire Fence, — All Steel.
Amply provides for expansion and contrac
tion. Only Best Bessemer steel wires .
used. Always of uniform quality.
Never goes wrong no matter how
great a Strain
is put upon it.
Does not muti-
late, but dees
hogs and pigs.
Made of large, strong steel wire. A perfect fence.
Also " American " Steel Walk and Drive Gates.
Main strands, Nos. 12 or 1 2^ gauge, steel wire. Regular or Cattle Wire has barbs
about 5 inches apart. Thickest or Hog Wire ha^- barbs ab>ut 3 inches apart.
i able or Twist Wire.
Made of two strands of Nos. 12
"or \iy z gauge steel wire.
Ribbon and Plain Fence Wire, Galvanized Poultry Netting, all widths. Prices on
above will be furnished on application.
With this implement the
person stretching the wire
can nail it to the post from
which he is stretching uithout
The only true principal for
a Wire Stretcher.
It will give you better sat-
isfaction than any stretcher
you can find. Do not fail to
Price. . • -75 cents.
Little Giant, 75 cents.
Herecnles, - - 35 "
P. MANN & CO., WASHINGTON, D. C.
Mann's Green Bone Cutters
Are a necessity .in successful poultry raising
.Eggs are doubled and hens invigorated by its use.
. (with. crank handle)
B., (with. balance wheel) .
1$. M., (with ba'ance wheel, mount-
ed on 'rem stand ■•
R.. '(with balance wheel)
B. 31., (with balance wheel, mount-
ed on iron stand •.
(Post bone cutter) '.'.
(Standad bone cult' r) .' "
8, (Double hand cutter)
10. (Small pow r cutter)
14, (Large power cutter) '.
16, (Made to order). .-....'...
Clover Cutter, B., (with balance
CloVer i utter. B. M.. (with balance
wheel, mounted on ir\m stand
Mortar. (Perforated, corrugated," cast
20 per cent, discount from the above list.
BRADLEY'S SUPERIOR MEAT-MEAL.
As now prepared is unrivaled. It is not only
rich in Protein, which furnished an abundance
of Album, hut in . Nitrogen',- Bone Phosphate
Fat; (he proportions being so arranged- as to
best develope the body and maintain the health
of the birds.
Its use insures a structually perfect egg, and
this means more chickens a'nd better chickens
from your eggs — a s ecial point f< r those who
hatch winter chickens to. keep in mind.
A considerable amount of liver' is now- used
in its construe io", thus pr- venting, any tendon y
to scour, whi h is so common a fault with alb
other animal meal. It is not weighted with grit or oyster shell, like some imitations
sold at prices which r-nay s- em cheap, but in facr a>e uear
Put up in While Bags Printed iar Red.. , See that the trade mark is on
every package, and take no other.
100- lb bags, $2. 25. 50-lb. bags, $1.25. 25-Th bags, (trial size). 75 cents.
Beef Scrap. Ground Oyster Shell. Crushed Bone. Mica Grit.
BlkcK Hawk Corn Sheller.
Original in every Feature.
Xever Breaks or Fails
lo do Good Work.
Largely of" Jlalleable. Iron
Every one Wrrranted.
Insist 011 having the Original and Best.
BONE (UTTER. MEAT-MEAL.
BUCKEYE WOOD PUMPS
All kinds and sizes of Pumps for both shallow and"deep
wells furnished — completely fitted for wells, satisfaction guar-
anteed. Porcelain lined Pumps are recommended as the best
and most satisfactory in all cases.
Myers' Double Acting Force Pumps.
Well force pumps have patent glass valve seat. Patent
drop valve. Brass or brass lined cylinders.
Prices of Iron and Wood Pumps furnished on application.
P. MANN & CO., WASHINGTON, D. C.
The Owensboro Farm Wagon.
We make this style in all the different sizes. . We use our own Improved Skein,
which past usuage has proven to be the best in use. They are larger at j-leeve and allow
full one-quarter inch more shoulder than most skeins now in use. Can furnish round
or square hounds oil front gears, with tailing tongue coach hounds, with stiff, half stiff
or falling tongue, as may be desired. We use on all regular tire wagons, cart rivets,
and burrs, unless otherwise ordered.
RAILROAD OR CONTRACTOR'S CART.
These carts are very strong, heavily ironed and made entirely of hard wood, and
are especially designed for use of railroad contractors and miners. We furnish these
carts with either the solid iron axle or the celebrated National Self-oiling Steel Tubu-
Size and Description. — Height of wheels, 4 ft. 10 in. Tire, 3X ^ in. 2^x11 in.
Tubular axl^, or iron axle 2x1 1 in. Length of body, 5 ft, 10 in. Width of body. 3 ft. in
front and 3 ft. 2 in. behind. Sides 12 in. deep, uith 6 in top sides.
Size and Description. — Height of wheels, 4 ft. 10 in. Tubular axle 2^x8^, or iron
axle, 1^x9. Tire, 3x34. Length of body, 5 fc. 10 in. Width of boJy, 2 ft. 11 in. front
and 3 Lf. 1 in. behind. 12 inches deep. With 4 in. top sides.
We carry in stock a full line of Wagon, Buggy and Carriage Harness,
Curry Combs, Brushes anil Mable Supplies.
Farm Wagon. Farm Carts. Fertilizer Drill. Fanning Mill. 45
BUCKEYE STEEL FRAME
Combined Grain and Fertilizer Drill.
The Buckeye Combined Grain and Fertilizer Drill, as shown in the illustration, is
now entering on the eleventh year of its manufacture and sale. From the time the first
machine appeared in the market it has met with unbounded success, as all practical
farmers saw at a glance that it supplies a want long felt unsatisfed— a want which,
hitherto, all attempts to meet has been unavailing. This demand was for a drill which
would sow all kinds of fertilizers successfully, and with satisfaction to the operator.
The Lyons Improved Fanning Mill
In calling your attention to our
Fanning Mill we do so with a full sense
of the high standard demanded of a
machine by farmers and grain dealers,
one that will do first class work under
all circumstances and on all occas ons.
The Lyons Improved Mill is, we think,
the only Fanning Mill that is warranted
in all respects as represented 1 hey.
will clean from 60 to 100 bushels per
hour in a perfect and satisfactory man-
ner and they give universal satisfaction.
P. MANN & CO., WASHINGTON, D. C.
BUCKEYE CIDER MILL AND PRESS.
This Mill has two curbs or tubs, so that you can grind into one while
another man, or boy, is pressing the other* Two men can grind and press
from four to six barrels of cider per day. It is intended for a hand mill,
and the apples are easily ground by one-man power. The Mill is neatly
varnished and striped, and presents an attractive appearance. We can con-
fidently assert that no other Cider Mill has given such general satisfaction
as the Buckeye.
POSTAGE ON SEEDS.
No. 2 BUCKEYE HORSE=POWER.
This power is specially adapted for running our Champi >n Power Mill, making the
best outfit of separate mill and power now manufactured.- It is remarkable strong and
is heavy enough for four horses, so that it may be classed asa heavy two horse and
medium four-horse power. Price, $45.00.
Nb. 5 Staver Buckeye Cob Mill and Power Combined.
FOR GRINDING EAR CORN OR SMALL GRAIN.
A rapid-grinding corn and cob mill. A mill thatgrinds fine either, ear corn or small
grains, without change of plates. A cob mill, a mill for small grains, and a good two-
horse power combined in one light-runnii\g machine. Price, $75.00.
P. MANN & CO., WASHINGTON, D. C.
POSTAGE ON SEEDS
Seed in packets, ounces and quarter pounds, are mailed by us free of postage.
Half pounds, pounds, pints and quarts, the postage must be added to the price
quoted ; at the rate of eight c^nts per pound and fifteen cents per quart.
Orders bv mail will receive prompt attention and have every advantage, as to price
and quality of goods, just the same as if the purchaser should call personally at our store.
While we exercise care to have all Seeds pure and reliable, we do nut give any
warranty, expressed or implied, and will not be responsible in any respect, for any loss
or damage arising from, the failure thereof. If the purchaser does not accept tne seeds
on these terms or conditions they must be returned at once.
Prices Subject to change without Xotice.
Estimated Quantities of Seed Required for the Space Given.
Asparagus — i oz. produces iooo plants,
and requires a bed 12 feet square.
Asparagus Roots — ioco'p'ants to a bed 4
feet wide and 225 feet long.
English Dwarf Beans — 1 quart plants from
100 to 150 fett of row.
French Dwarf Beans — 1 quart plants 250
to 350 feet of row.
Beans, Pole, Large— 1 quart plants ico
Beans, Pole, Small — 1 quart plants 39
hills or 250 feet of row.
Beets — 10 lbs. to the acre; 1 oz. plants
150 feet of row.
Brocoli and Kale — 1 oz. plants 2500
plants and requires 40 square feet of
Cabbage — Early sorte same as Brocoli
and requires 60 square feet of ground.
Cauliflower — The same as Cabbage.
Carrots — 1 oz. to 150 feet of row.
Celery — 1 oz. gives 7000 plants, and re-
quires 8 spuare feet of ground.
Cucumbers — 1 oz. to 150 hills.
Cress — 1 oz. sows a bed 16 feet square.
Egg Plant — 1 oz. to 2oco plants.
Endive — 1 oz. gives 2000 plants, and re-
quires 80 feet of ground.
Let k — 1 oz. gives 2000 plants, and requires
60 feet of ground.
Lettuce — 1 oz. gives 7000 plants, and re-
quires seed bed of 120 feet.
Melon — 1 oz. for 120 hills.
Nasturtium — 1 oz. sows 25 feet of row.
Onion — 1 oz. sows 200 feet of row.
Okra — 1 oz. sows 200 feet of row.
Parsley — 1 oz. sows 200 feet of row.
Parsnips — 1 oz. sows 250 feet of row.
Pepper — 1 oz. gives 2500 plants.
Peas — 1 qt. sows 120 feet of row.
Radishes — 1 oz. to 100 feet.
Salsify— r oz. to 50 feet of row.
Spinach — 1 oz. to 200 feet of row.
Squash — 1 oz to 75 hills.
Tomato — t oz. gives 2500 plants, requiring
seed bed of 80 feet.
Turnip — 1 oz. to 2000 feet.
Watermelon — 1 oz. to 50 hills.
Estimated Quantities of Seed Required to the Acre.
Wheat i^to2 bushels. Broom Corn.
Barley i^to2^ "
Oats 2 to 4 "
Rye '. 1 to 2 "
Buckwheat ^ to i# "
Millet 1 toiK
Corn % to 1 "
Beans 1 to 2
Peas. 2j4 to 2> l A
Hemp 1 to 1^ "
Flax y 2 to 2
Rice 2 to 2 l A "
Herd Grass 12
Flat Turnip 2
Red Clover 10
White Clover 3
Blue Grass 10
Orchard Grass 20
y 2 bushels
IMPERfAL CHILLED PLOWS.
PRESS OF 1
^V. D. ROGERS Sc CO.